Analysis of the goal conceded against Bolton (27/3)
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Kevin Davies’ goal –Bolton get some joy down their right; Klasnic finds space in behind King, picks out Davies with a fine cross, and Davies steers the ball beyond Cudicini.
Firstly, without wanting to seem too bitter, a foul should have been given on Bale earlier in the move when Alonso bundled him to the ground from behind.
Nigel Reo-Coker has possession, and with Spurs having recently shifted to 4-4-2, he finds a little space in midfield.
He slides a ball down the line for Klasnic, who pulls away from King a little too easily.
Klasnic has a yard on King, and Davies has pulled away from Nelsen’s shoulder with Walker, who was otherwise exceptional on the night, caught ball-watching.
The cross is an excellent one – in the “corridor of uncertainty” (there’s one for Football Clichés!). Nelsen throws himself at it, and does get a toe to the ball.
But he can’t deflect it away from Davies, who calmly sends the ball back across goal with his left shin.
Cudicini is quite slow down and, having seen to be covering his far post, he almost dives away from it.
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